Bartow County Water Department - Staff

Superintendent | Department Employees | Operational History

Superintendent
GeneCampMr. Gene Camp has served as Bartow County Water & Sewer Department Superintendent since October 1987 and is responsible for managing, directing and administering the daily operations of the Bartow County Water Department. Mr. Camp is a Certified Class III Water Treatment Plant Operator, Licensed Master Plumber, Conditioned Air Contractor and is an active Member of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA)Water Environment Federation (WEF)American Water Works Association (AWWA)Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP)Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Technical Coordinating Committee and The Bartow County Historical Society. He is also a Board Member of the Friends of Etowah Mounds, a past President of the Cartersville Kiwanis Club and The Etowah Valley Contemporary Historical Vehicle Association, a past Chairman of the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Assocation and formerly served on the Legislative Committee of the Georgia Rural Water Association (GRWA). Mr. Camp also serves on the Bartow County Environmental Management System (EMS) Steering Committee. He is the recipient of several awards from industry associates such as the Operator's Meritorious Service Award, Elizabeth McEntire Award, Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore, National Partnership for Reinventing Government, Kenneth J. Miller Award, William J. Green, Jr. Award and has received Honorary Membership Status in the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. In July 2011, Mr. Gene Camp was notified he was awarded the prestigous American Water Works Association George Warren Fuller Award for his distinguished service in the water service supply field for the Georgia Section. The award was presented to Mr. Camp at the American Water Works Association annual meeting that was held at Dallas, Texas in June 2012.  

Department Employees
In CustomerService Wesleyaddition to Mr. Camp, other Bartow County Water Department positions includes: Assistant Water Director/Water System Administrator, Assistant Water Director/Engineering & Operations, Customer Service/Utility Billing Supervisor, System Maintenance & Operations Supervisor, Plant Operator/Technical Coordinator, Assistant Plant Operator/Technical Coordinator, Environmental Compliance Technician, Manager of Information Services (M.I.S.)/Geographic Information Services (G.I.S.) Coordinator, Customer Service Representatives, Accounts Receivable/Utility Billing Payment Personnel, Water Meter Readers and System Maintenance & Operations Personnel.

Operational History

BuenaVistaSewerline smallThe Bartow County Water Department was originally established in September 1969 under the leadership of Superintendent Mr. Jerry Rowland and initially provided residential water service to the suburbs immediately surrounding Cartersville, the county seat of Bartow County. System resources during our early operating phases consisted entirely of water purchased from the City of Cartersville Water System that had been withdrawn directly from Lake Allatoona. Construction efforts commenced on our sewer system in the early 1970's near the Cass-White Road/Interstate-75 Interchange as demand generated from the establishment of numerous commercial enterprises within that area necessitated the implementation of wastewater infrastructure. Our water and sewer  systems have expanded rapidly over the following decades as a result of steady population growth along with incremental residential, commercial and industrial development has occurred across Bartow County. Presently, the Bartow County Water Department provides water and/or sewer service to over 22,000 Service Connections through a network of approximately 928 miles of Water Lines, 212 miles of Sewer Lines, 48 Water and Sewer Pumping/Booster Stations, 15 Water Reservoirs and 2 Wastewater Treatment Plants with an average daily water consumption of 6.5 M.G.D. (Million Gallons Per Day), equivalent to approximately 2.4 Billion Gallons Per Year.

BartowCountyPLEASE CONTACT OUR MAIN OFFICE @ (770) 387-5170 TO REPORT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR WATER AND/OR SEWER SERVICE. EMERGENCY SERVICE CALLS SUBMITTED TO OUR DEPARTMENT AFTER REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AND ON HOLIDAYS WILL BE FORWARDED TO BARTOW COUNTY 911.


For questions or comments regarding the content and/or design of website, please contact Mr. Michael Yancey, Bartow County Water Department Manager of Information Services (M.I.S.) at (678) 721-5489 or yanceym@bartowga.org.